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Good colour and spec. Later M42's had a lot the issue sorted from what i read.

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2 hours ago, Eagle said:

Good colour and spec. Later M42's had a lot the issue sorted from what i read.

I was gutted I missed out on the red one down the road from me, I was the second highest bidder but was already paying more than I had told myself my maximum was. When this came up cheap I just grabbed it. My only spec requirements were manual and no sunroof, boston green was a bonus.

I'm not super worried about the motor, it will probably get a lower mileage M44 swapped in once my dad gets his hands on it. I think the head design is better on the M42(?) so maybe we'll swap that onto the M44 block. 

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It came!!! 
such a work of art!

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In other news! Sold the 335i, bought a momo wheel, hub adapter and a set of xyz’s coil overs for the compact, so spent a couple days fitting all that up, pumping the rear guards to fit the 17x9.5 arc-8’s, as well as getting the intercooler system plumbed up and working 

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16 hours ago, euroriffic said:

In other news! Sold the 335i, bought a momo wheel, hub adapter and a set of xyz’s coil overs for the compact, so spent a couple days fitting all that up, pumping the rear guards to fit the 17x9.5 arc-8’s, as well as getting the intercooler system plumbed up and working 

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Still never gets old looking at this. 

Glad we found a good home for it!

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3 hours ago, Arron said:

Still never gets old looking at this. 

Glad we found a good home for it!

Hopefully can make some good power now and not have 120+ intake temps!

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Fitted a new set of wheels and tyres to replace the factory Style 66's on the 540i

BBS LM (rep's) in 19x9.5 with Maxxis VS5 tyres. Might need to look at some slightly lower springs now. Wanted genuine BBS LM's but they would have almost doubled the value of the car!

Crap photos as everything jammed in shed currently. 

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Fitted a reverse camera! Interfaces properly with the idrive (not an OE camera module) but methinks it was designed around the bigger screen as the visual PDC display is pretty small. 

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Fitted the seats I had reupholstered about 4 to 5 years ago in finally. They compliment the grey really nicely. Also fixed my odo gears with new one's as the odo stopped working just after I fitted the seats coincidently  

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Tidied the garage and got stuck into some polishing...

...I own near $3K worth of DA and rotary polishers from Rupes and De Walt which are some 1700km away from me, and boy are my arms tired! An "acceptable" mirror shine by hand with a single hand pad and bottle of cutting compound, but it just shows how rooted the clear coat is. I'm dearly missing my proper gear.

There's so much CMA thrown over the roads down here over winter, and I daily drive it in snow with snow socks that I shouldn't get too worked up about it.

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Went for a short drive down some nice twisty back-roads and ticked over 440,000km's.

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Finally got the m3 into the garage to replace the leaking diff pinion seal. Got all the. It’s out the way, old seal out, and to find the one that was listed as the correct part isn’t. So onto realoem for the right part number and rang bmw this morning to order one through them, and should be here tomorrow to get that job finished up.

while I was there, discovered the rest diff mount top brace has cracked, and maybe the weld around the base of the mount. So will get that fizzed up asap

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Got WOF (no advisories) and paid rego for another year.

Always amazes me how the tire tread fluctuates upwards between WOF's (or maybe VTNZ have less of a vested interest in selling me new tires than the dealer)

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Not mine. But sorted a clients e30 out properly. Did the rear output shaft seal, selector shaft seal, transmission guibo, rebuilt the shifter with new bushings and pivot cup, did the control arms and control arm bushings in the front, inner rack ends and tie rod ends, rocker cover gasket and set the valve clearances. Today was a good day. Also got the black one in the picture in for a m20b25 swap and manual conversion. Currently is a m20b20 with a knocking big end bearing.  Pictures posted with clients consent. Love my clients

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Not mine but prepped this kitted 88 320i sedan for an engine swap and manual conversion. Did a little round of pics with my client's vert and mine and also swapped in my mtech 1 steering wheel and fitted my tech 1 boot spoiler on the vert. Today was a busy day. Also listed my f30 320d up for sale. 

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If that's a genuine Zender rear wing I've got a blank cheque for your client should they wish to part ways with it!

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16 hours ago, Neil McCauley said:

If that's a genuine Zender rear wing I've got a blank cheque for your client should they wish to part ways with it!

Unfortunately bud it's a fibreglass replica. The whole kit is a fibreglass "m3 look" kit.  Hahaha

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